29 September 2012

LYS: Fun Day!


Great rehearsal & auditions today! I could feel the energy in the room. Very cool. I think Sam's pretty fun! I hope you do too. (Thanks, Promontory, for our new rehearsal space!)

A few things I forgot to announce:

1. Be sure you pick up an acceptance and payment form next week if you didn't get one this week. 

2. Careful with the music: You are responsible to keep the music flat and in good condition. If the folder I gave you is too big for you, you may choose to alter the folder size or even use a different one, but if you have any over-sized music in your folder, then a smaller sized folder may not protect the music. Please be aware of the music!

3. Rehearsal next week is regular time: 8:30 to 11:00 am. We will hear any new members audition after rehearsal or during break. Bring pencils for marking music! 

4. If you are taking the ACT Oct 27, please hit reply and let me know RIGHT NOW. This is a potential problem because our retreat is that weekend. 

For the record: We sightread today. What great brain exercise this was! Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5, and Beethoven 7th Symphony, 2nd and then 1st movements. It is fun making music with Sam, even when he's singing. And even when the music is hard. 

Remember, bring friends, especially flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, & trombone players! And strings, too! :)

Highlight of the day: wasn't it just cool to have two oboes? I thought it was amazing.

Julie Gardner
Sam Runolfson

28 September 2012

LYS: See Ya Tomorrow


Tomorrow we have auditions 8:30 to 9:30am, then a regular rehearsal 9:30-11:00am. :)

Are you coming? If the answer is yes, please fill out the online form. I need to know if you are coming. (For those of you who already filled it out, I am deeply grateful; you are my heroes and hold a special place in my heart!) 

If the form is not working, or you don't have time to fill it out, at least reply to this email with your answer!

Where: Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry, UT. Click Here for a google map view of the location. The school really is there; the satellite image just doesn't show it yet!

Who: ALL members and prospective members of LYS must be at rehearsal.

Auditions: Sign up for a 10-minute slot if you are a new member or have a deep desire to show us your stuff. Click here for the google calendar link, or email/call me to set an appointment. If you don't have an appointment, we'll squeeze you in!

It's going to be a great year! I can't wait to get started again. 


Julie Gardner, LYS Manager
435.723.8262 home; 435.740.4335 cell

21 September 2012

11 September 2012

Press Release: Lincoln Youth Symphony Auditions September 29

Join Lincoln Youth Symphony's 2012-2013 Season with new conductor Sam Runolfson! 

Auditions are open for all instruments including Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass. LYS Musicians come from the Cache Valley, Tremonton, Brigham City, and Ogden areas. 

LYS rehearses Saturdays, 8:30-11:00 am, at Promontory School, 1051 W 2700 S, Perry, the new charter school near Brigham City. They will be holding auditions before and after their first rehearsal, September 29, 2012. 

Returning members need not audition, but all new members are encouraged to make an appointment and audition! 

Information on making appointments, filling out information sheets, and what to prepare are available on LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com, on the "LYS Audition Information" tab. If you have additional questions, please contact Julie Gardner at LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com, 435.723.8262

Information about the strings-only orchestra, Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, is also available on the website.


This flyer, along with an 11x17 poster, was mailed to orchestra and band teachers who teach at the following schools: 
Bear River High, Bear River Middle, Box Elder High, Box Elder Middle, Fremont High, Wahlquist Jr High, Weber High, Orion Jr High, North Ogden Jr High, Ogden High, Ben Lomond High, Mount Ogden Middle, Bonneville High, Logan High, SkyView High, Mountain Crest High, Thomas Edison South, Promontory School, and Venture High. 
We appreciate the support of music teachers everywhere who have given their youth the opportunity to aim higher, gain experience, and become better musicians - and better people! 
Thank you!

LYCO Audition Flyer